HOLLYWOOD -- "Cape Fear" was considered strong stuff fo its suggestions of sexual violence when released in 1962. Now, the script for director Martin Scorsese's remake appears to be the blueprint for an even more lurid picture.
The original revolved around a sadistic ex-con terrorizing the man whose testimony sent him to prison for rape.
Directed by J. Lee Thompson, the film's then-shocking scenes featured Robert Mitchum as the psychopath, taunting Gregory Peck by expressing lust for Peck's wife (Polly Bergen) and their 12-year-old daughter. One notorious scene had a bare-chested Mitchum grab Bergen and spread raw egg on her chest.